Today is World Teacher’s Day. A day to honor those who make a big difference to education around the world. The world is moving towards digitalized e-learning and in order to avoid the digital
divide, a teacher’s role will become more important than ever in a child’s development.
Camara Education is dedicated to providing the necessary ICT training, support and encouragement, so teachers can bring a new digital classroom experience to their students. Camara’s iKnowledge project is an innovative partnership that will see the organisation provide an online interactive learning platform for teachers in 250 schools across Tanzania.
Chali Bekele, Head Teacher of the Addis Amba Primary School in Ethiopia has already seen how technology has benefited teachers in his own school, “By using the computers, it also helps the teachers provide a more interactive learning experience for the children. By using the computer, they can write their own exams, develop the teaching curriculum and refer to different research by using the internet, this in turn can aid them in their professional development.”
A teacher’s role in the classroom is to inspire and educate children. To the student’s they act as role models for them to aspire to be. The lessons they learn in the classroom will help them fulfill their potential and build the confidence and skills that they can take into adulthood and set an example for those in their own community.
Camara know that it is not enough to place a computer in front of a child and to expect miraculous results. In order for children to be able to take full benefit of technology in the classroom they need someone to be able to lead and educate them appropriately, that’s why we prioritize providing the necessary training and support to teachers in our eLearning centres so they can maximize the educational gains that can be had from introducing technology into the teaching curriculum.
Veronica Onjoro of the Kokowani Primary School in Mombasa, Kenya shares her positive experience with Camara computers in the school, “I believe that teaching has been made more interesting. The students can express themselves better through the using Camara PCs. I believe that grades have improved across the board since the PCs were introduced. The improvement in students who I would expect to perform poorly have particularly surprised and delighted me.”
Camara Education has provided training over 18,000 teachers around the world and we are committed to supporting our teachers and providing them with the necessary resources so they can take these skills into the classroom and inspire the next generation of educators.